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Advenir At Mansfield
370 N State Highway 360
Mansfield, TX
Updated August 18 at 4:15AM
1 Bedroom
$1,015
2 Bedrooms
$1,475
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Landing at Mansfield
1701 Towne Crossing Blvd
Mansfield, TX
Updated August 17 at 10:59PM
1 Bedroom
$873
2 Bedrooms
$1,123
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City Guide
Mansfield
Moving to Mansfield

Mansfield has become a great place to live in Texas, and that is evidenced by the city's rapid population growth. In 2000, the population was 28,031. In 2010, the population reached 56,368. That's incredible! Consequently, the real estate market is in constant flux and newcomers must do a little extra research before moving here.

Is There Overcrowding?

If the answer has to be a yes or no, the answer is yes. However, this isn't necessarily a bad thing. One reason is that a decent portion of Mansfield, especially the area where U.S. Route 287 meets Heritage Parkway, is still open land, which means there is room for more housing. Due to that, construction is constant, but if you don't mind the noise of bulldozers and cranes, you can profit because the value of real estate has consistently been rising. If you plan to stay a long time, looking for houses for sale rather than rental properties is a good idea. If you aren't sure, renting is still a solid option. Additionally, most homes (over 54%) were built after the year 2000. With all these fresh homes, the chances of you having to do repairs are lessened tremendously, because most places still possess that new home aroma! The one bad aspect of the crowded market is that locating and getting a house or apartment for rent in Mansfield may be a little more difficult than you anticipated. This is because open listings aren't in abundance. Development is catching up, though. With a little patience, compromise, and determination, you won't have too big of an issue grabbing a pad you like.

Houses Lead the Way

Sure, there are some mobile homes, condos and apartments for rent, but houses control the market. Unlike other areas of Texas, most of these houses don't come with huge plots of land, which equals less maintenance but also less space. If you are specifically targeting a pad in an apartment complex, consider widening your search to encompass houses as you will have a wider array of choices. Detached, one-unit housing make up 82.5% of the homes in Mansfield. That's not to say landing an apartment or condo is more difficult than winning a duel against Aaron Burr. Over 10% of units are apartments or condos, and complexes like Pecan Bend Apartments and Towne Crossing Apartments usually have one and two bedroom apartments available.

Most Units Are Owner Occupied

In fact, roughly 80% are. Just under 20% are renter occupied, which is lower than the state's average. Mansfield still has options for renters, especially when you consider that new developments are being built as you read this. The house hunting process might take a week longer than other towns. The best time to look is in the late spring and early summer as this is when most people chose to move out if they need to relocate. Since the sun is out during that time, it is recommended to wear sunglasses; that way the landlord won't be able to see what you are thinking and you can force them to truly sell you the pad. Winter typically sees a lot fewer openings, but if you have to move to Mansfield during this time, the one benefit is that this period has the best deals on rental homes. Due to high owner occupancy and market fluctuations, it's recommended to give yourself more than three weeks during any time of the year, especially if you go during the winter. If time is tight, consider hiring a real estate agent to help you expedite the renting process.

Completing the Transaction

In Mansfield, you will probably handle the leasing agreement with a landlord. You do have to write a check for the security deposit and one month's rent. The owner may request a credit check and evidence you can pay the monthly rent. If you deal with management at complexes, they will ask for all of the above and will also have you fill out a neat application that sums up your rental history. Regardless of where you rent, make sure to inquire about how paying for utilities works. Some owners may include water in the price of rent; some may not.

Mansfield Neighborhoods

You could even argue about the correct spelling of some of the neighborhoods in town, but who has the time? You've got to find yourself a neighborhood. Then you can begin having a blast in Mansfield. Most neighborhoods in the northern section of the city are filled with subdivisions. Not as many people live in the southern area as it has less housing.

Historic Downtown: This is where Main Street and Broad Street intersect. Highlights include Mansfield Historical Society, Farr Best Theater, shops and eateries. There are houses and apartments near the crossing.

Rendon: On the northwest side of town, this neighborhood features lots of subdivisions and scattered stores.

Walnut Creek: On the north and northeast side of Mansfield, Walnut Creek features tons of housing. You could get lost in the various subdivisions. Walnut Creek Village (a shopping center) and Walnut Creek Country Club are two attractions.

Walnut Ridge: On the east side of town, Walnut Ridge is close to Mansfield Sports Complex and East Broad Street.

Hawaiian Falls: This neighborhood is near Hawaiian Falls (a water park). Big League Dreams, which is a baseball complex with fields that resemble famous MLB fields, is located here. Mansfield National Golf Club is also here. Overall, this is one of the most entertaining areas of the city. The area has some housing subdivisions and is in the southeast.

South Main Street/Heritage Parkway: This area is sparsely populated and occupies the south side of town.

Living in Mansfield

Cars! Mansfield covers an area of 36.5 square miles, and while walking and biking is useful for exercise and a short trip to the convenience store, a car is your best option for trips of longer distances. Because there's so much to see and do within the larger region, a car is all the more convenient and useful. How else would you go see the Cowboys play football in Arlington?

By the time you arrive, you will be singing an alternate version of the song, "Rudy Can't Fail" by The Clash. You'll be chanting a new tune entitled "Mansfield Can't Fail." Decades ago, folks were asking whether or not Mansfield had the stuff to be a major player in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. As the tumbleweeds roll past and time goes on, it's becoming quite clear that Mansfield has the proper stuff. The people here have Dallas when they want big city pizzazz. When folks want nature, they don't even have to go far as parks such as Oliver Nature Park, Julian Feild Park and Town Park provide all ample beauty. What's awesome about the town is that it still maintains its original charm, and that can be seen at eateries like Oliver's Fine Foods, shopping areas like Mansfield Pointe, and events like the Pickle Parade and Palooza. To be fair, Mansfield is still a work in progress, evidenced by all that construction. When the dust settles, though, you can be sure the light of Mansfield will shine strong throughout the Lone Star State.

Rent Report
Mansfield

August 2017 Mansfield Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2017 Mansfield Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Mansfield rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Mansfield rents increase sharply over the past month

Mansfield rents have increased 0.9% over the past month, and are up sharply by 7.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Mansfield stand at $1,210 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,500 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in January. Mansfield's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.4%, as well as the national average of 2.9%.

Rents rising across the Dallas Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Mansfield, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Dallas metro, all of them have seen prices rise, and this trend can be seen throughout other areas in the state, as well. Texas as a whole has logged a 1.4% year-over-year growth. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro, as well as the rest of the state.

  • Arlington has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 9.2%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,190, while one-bedrooms go for $960.
  • Over the past month, Mesquite has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with decline of 0.6%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,290, while one-bedrooms go for $1,040.
  • McKinney has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Dallas metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,450; rents were up 0.6% over the past month and 4.5% over the past year.
  • Dallas proper has the least expensive rents in the Dallas metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,110; rents increased 0.6% over the past month and 2.9% over the past year.
  • Looking throughout the rest of the state, Austin is the most expensive of all Texas' major cities outside the Dallas metro, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,400; of the 10 largest Texas cities that we have data for, 3 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Houston experiencing the fastest decline (-2.6%).
  • San Antonio, Austin, and Lubbock have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.8%, 2.0%, and 1.9%, respectively).

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Mansfield

As rents have increased in Mansfield, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Mansfield is less affordable for renters.

  • Mansfield's median two-bedroom rent of $1,500 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.9% over the past year.
  • While Mansfield's rents rose over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Miami (-0.8%) and DC (-0.4%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Mansfield than most large cities. Comparably, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,020, where Mansfield is nearly one-and-a-half times that price.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Dallas $890 $1,110 0.6% 2.9%
Fort Worth $910 $1,130 0.8% 5.2%
Arlington $960 $1,190 1.0% 9.2%
Plano $1,140 $1,420 0.6% 1.9%
Garland $980 $1,220 -0.4% 4.2%
Irving $960 $1,190 0.5% 5.4%
Grand Prairie $1,000 $1,240 0.8% 8.7%
Mesquite $1,040 $1,290 -0.6% 7.0%
McKinney $1,160 $1,450 0.6% 4.5%
Carrollton $1,070 $1,320 0.1% 5.4%
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Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.